Track Wheels

General track-related discussions for all the track junkies out there.

Moderator: MINIBee

Track Wheels

Postby ChristianO » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:46 pm

Just wondering what size track wheels everyone uses I was thinking 18s but going to an 8 or 9 width. I use slicks for tires. Any feedback is appreciated.
Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 10, 2007
Location: St. Petersburg Florida

Postby LgEnf » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:05 pm

some of us are on 17s - some on 16s

width varies from std 205 to 225

really depends on your set up and what kind of track you are speaking of
Auto X / Road Racing
Jamie and Staci
2004 Indi Blue MCS (Monty) Blue Flame catback, K&N Blue CAI Typhoon, Minspeed 15% pulley, BC coilovers, M7 USS, Minspeed 19mm rear swaybar, Hawk HT10 brake pads (one bad a$$ track ride)
2005 Ram SRT10 QC (Valerie)
User avatar
Let's face it, you've lost it
Posts: 1621
Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Location: Boca Raton, FL

Postby sBox » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:31 am

225/17R45 all the way around on stock springs/struts with Nitto NT01s. I was previously running with the 205/17R45 on stock webspokes which were great for my level of track experience. I autocrossed them once and they did fine.
'06 RG/S MCS, Dinan Cowl + Stage 3 Software, Dinan STB, OS Giken LSD, ACT XTSS clutch/flywheel, 15% pulley, JCW Exhaust, 19mm Rear Sway Bar, H-Sport Camber Plates, Bilstein PSS9s, TSW Control Arms, '09 R56 Front Brakes
User avatar
Barely in Control
Posts: 258
Joined: May 31, 2007
Location: Coral Gables, FL

Postby beaner » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:42 pm

18's are generally too heavy and tire selection is limited. i run one set of 17 X 7.5 SSR's (which will have intermediates on them) and have been waiting forever for two sets of Kodiak 17X8's. i will run 225/40/17 Hoosier R6's on one set (my usual tire) and test a set of 235/625/17 Hankook F200's on the other. wheels wider than 8" and/or tires wider than 235 will require body work.
i'm out of room before i'm out of gears.
User avatar
What's Control??
Posts: 927
Joined: Mar 08, 2006
Location: ft. lauderdale

Track Wheels and Tires

Postby yachtcomputing » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:17 pm

I think all have convinced me to loose the 18" street wheels for 17's on track days, what brand of R comp's are people happy with?
Yellow'02 C/S Madness Stage 4 Engine, KW Var2 Coilovers, Rear Rollcage, TCE 13" Rotors, Wilwood 4 Piston Calipers, 27mmRear Swaybar, Urethane Bushings, Borla Ex
User avatar
Losing Control
Posts: 151
Joined: Aug 19, 2008
Location: Miami

Re: Track Wheels and Tires

Postby mct » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:17 pm

yachtcomputing wrote:I think all have convinced me to loose the 18" street wheels for 17's on track days, what brand of R comp's are people happy with?

For your first R-comp I would go with either the Toyo RA-1 in a 205/40/17 or the Nitto NT01 in the 215/45/17. Still predictable with tons of grip! The Toyos you will need to shave. The Nitto's you won't.
2016 MINI Cooper S with JCW Tuning Kit - Clark
User avatar
SSM Track Junkie
Posts: 4084
Joined: Aug 13, 2005
Location: Lake Worth, FL

Postby maitland » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:04 am

We plan to use a 225/45 15 A6 on a 15 x 8 for our car in December at the Atlanta TT.
2009 NASA TTC National Champion
03 Cooper S > RMW Topmount Rotrex Supercharger Kit 350whp, Vipec ECU, RMW Crankshaft, Group 4 Aero, OSGiken LSD Clutch/Flywheel, RWM Header/RACE cam/Cylinder Head, AST coilovers.
Out of Control
Posts: 398
Joined: Jul 06, 2007
Location: 1008 W. Church St. Orlando FL

Re: Track Wheels

Postby MiniTure » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:58 pm

Hi! I noticed that both Toyo and Nitto have recommended for track tires. Is it true that there are some Toyo and Nitto tires made with the same compound? Although there's a price difference, some people say that the tires from these brands have the same compound on a different carcass.

By the way, I've read that Nitto is a subsidiary of Toyo.
Relative Newbie
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 12, 2017

Return to Track Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest